Ben Pest has established notoriety as an exponent of jacking live hardware-based ‘wonky-techno’, playing shows at festivals and clubs such as Bloc, Bangface, Glade, Boomtown and of course the legendary Berghain.
A successful DJ, writer and producer, he has numerous releases through labels including DON’T, Horror Boogie, Bonus Round, Victim, Seed, Sleep Debt and Panic Bridge.
He’s a talented musician also playing with funked-up genre-bending band Pest who’ve released 2 acclaimed albums on Ninja Tune, touring extensively as a headline act across the UK and Europe, as well as supporting artists including Nitin Sawhney, DJ Food, Soweto Kinch and Roni Size to name a few.
His live shows are where he really comes into his own, complete with a full hardware setup which he will be bringing to Cork. Kit for his productions & live shows include: Korg ESX1, Yamaha DX200, Elektron Monomachine, Nord 1 Rack, Nintendo DS, TR909 to name a few. Expect a full on live hardware techno assault!